Tuesday, 23 December 2008


Oh my goodness, we were on the front page of Etsy with our Pansy Corsage!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17550287

Thank you so much to Utile Mud for including us in her gorgeous treasury. Check out her lush pottery on Etsy and flickr
http://www.etsy.com/utilemud , http://www.flickr.com/photos/utilemud/

Front page, WOOOO!!!

Paula and Lesley xxx

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

She's a Colour Scientist

Inspired by the Robots in Disguise song, we have made a new colourful Treasury at Treasury West!


Sunday, 20 July 2008

Welsh Wych

Thank you so much to shadowjewels for including us in her beautiful 'Song about a Welsh Witch' Treasury. Check out her shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5258676
Paula and Lesley x

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Mirror Mirror

These are our newest bobby pins made from shisha mirrors. I chopped these ones off an old fairtrade velvet blouse I had donated to my fabric stash. Shisha is Persian for 'glass' and the technique is said to have originated in Persia in the 13th century, it is now most popular in India.

Normally, the mirrors are incorporated into embroidery designs on clothing and other textiles. A small hoop, usually made of plastic is often covered with a blanket stitch and then stitched to the embroidery piece, holding the mirror in place underneath. Skilled embroiderers can attatch the mirrors using stitch alone, in a variety of beautiful decorative stitches. Here's a how-to on The Embroider's Guild website

To make my bobby pins I've used two hoops covered in blanket stitch and have stitched them together in metallic thread with the mirror in between. The size is perfect for the pad on a bobby pin to slot into the centre of the circle of stitch on the back and I'm really chuffed with them. I have an urge to wear about 20 at once! There are a few in our Etsy shop now. http://www.etsy.wychbury.com/

Paula x

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Love My Greens

We are featured in yipestoo's gorgeous green treasury this week!

Thank you!

Check out her gorgeous Etsy shop: AM - PM Creations.

Lesley & Paula xXx

Wednesday, 21 May 2008


We are suckers for gorgeous packaging and like to think our own Wychbury packaging makes the items a little bit more special, so we are really thrilled that our Daffodil Earrings are featured in lwhelan's lovely The Whole Package Treasury.

Check out her totally amazing pendants and pins. Just gorgeous!


Monday, 19 May 2008

Love Leaves?

Well who can say? My heart-shaped ivy leaf cards have made it into no less than THREE Etsy Treasuries this week!! And yet - they still aren't selling! They are made using two printing blocks, one lino and one polystyrene. I print them onto painted silk, one on top of the other to get more texture. Then the usual machine stitch, hand stitch, bead bead bead!
Well I like them and so do Creative Hook who included a green one in her 'Imagine - a paradox' Treasury West list and The Birds and Bees who added the same card to her 'Green With Envy' Treasury. The lilac one is in the 'Simply Natural' list by Jessijewels in our earlier blog.

Well Wychbury Loves Leaves - and always will!

The Birds and Bees on Etsy, cute patterns, amigurumi and felted creatures http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5418609

Creative Hook on Etsy, Designs Aesthic and Eccentric - Crochet genius!

Thank you ladies!
Paula x

Sunday, 18 May 2008

What Lucky Bags...

...we are, to be included in Stitchy Woo Woo's Treasury!

Stitchy Woo Woo is an Etsian from our own Buckinghamshire in the UK with some gorgeous textiles, here's her shop : http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5637258

Thank you!

Also thanks to keepsakekatie (also in the UK - Hello Hemel Hemstead!) on Etsy for including Lesley's Dandelion Clock Brooch in her 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' Treasury West List. She has some gorgeously bright jewellery in her Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5542311.


Paula and Lesley x

Friday, 16 May 2008

The Harvest Of Art

Wychbury will have a stall at the Harvest of Art Exhibition - a sale of work by Alternative Artists. Organised by the Society of Pagan Arts, the event will be held at Maws Craft Centre, Jackfield, Nr. Ironbridge in Shropshire. on the 16th of August. Times: 10-6pm

The event is held by the river, has free parking, a cafe and free public entry!

Come and join us for a lovely day out!

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Simply Natural...

...is the lovely Etsy Treasury list by Jessijewels.
Here is her really lovely shop

and her lovely treasury!

Thanks for including us!
Paula and Lesley x

Friday, 2 May 2008

Green Man Festival at Clun!

We will be at The Green Man Festival in Clun, Shropshire on Monday with lots of new goodies, including new medieval flower clips and herb garden earrings.

Come and see us and say hello! (promise we won't be in the beer tent! ;)

Here's the website link for directions and info!


Lesley & Paula. xxx

Sunday, 20 April 2008


Wow, trading on Etsy is so much fun! I've traded with quite a few people over the last month using our wychcrafts bead store. It is seriously addictive! I've had some lovely things arrive and it has felt like my birthday every day!

I've got to mention a few people as their stuff is so good.

Firstly if you are looking for chemical free bath stuff/lipbalms etc and pure soy candles like I always do, look no further. I had a lip balm, solid perfume and melts arrive from Natures Luxuries and they are amazing! The postage from the USA to the UK was extremely quick, and I cannot begin to describe how gorgeous the scents are for this stuff! Especially the Warm Sugar Cookie melts - it's an evil drug, four of us were passing it around yesterday just sniffing it for ages but desperately wanting to eat it!

Also thank you to The Birch Tree for my daughter's awesome skirt.

Adorneth for just being the sweetest, check out her fabulous jewellery!

Gems and Dolls sell the most gorgeous soap, I had Lavender and it is the most gorgeous soap to use, and smells lovely.

Also a big thanks to the following traders for their wonderful trades and for being so generous and sweet:

Sarah In Florida
Across The Pond

Lesley xxx

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Again again!!!

Yay we are so popular right now! MASSIVE thanks to Saysie this time for including us in her really pretty 'Accessorize' Treasury West list. http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=7422

I really love the patchwork pillow covers in her shop. I am a bit of a closet patcher myself on the quiet! I've been working on the same quilt (once a flood!) for about 12 years now! Anyway, this rainbow one is gorgeous!


Paula xxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Tuesday, 15 April 2008


We are in a treasury!


Huge thanks to The BirchTree :)

Check out her gorgeous Etsy Shop


Sunday, 6 April 2008

And there is pansies, that's for thoughts

...Says poor, demented Ophelia in Hamlet! NEW in our Etsy store, millinery pansies given the Wychbury treatment (ie throw every textile technique you can think of at it, sew a few beads on for luck then TRY and leave it alone!). The have been painted, embroidered, beaded and stuck on a bobby pin to make gorgeous hair accessories for the Pre-Raphaelite in all of us!

Paula xxx

Monday, 31 March 2008

Medieval Goodness!

After our latest Etsy Treasury West contribution we have come over all renaissance and have just added a range of Tudor inspired hair accessories to our medieval collection. You can browse some of them in our Etsy shop www.wychbury.etsy.com and soon at www.wychbury.org

We have also joined the new Flickr group ‘Medieval Wenches’ http://www.flickr.com/groups/medievalwenches/

Hey nonny nonny!

Paula xxx

Mediaeval Faeves

Another one!

This is addictive!


Sunday, 30 March 2008

Screenshots of Treasuries

A Forest

Sing Blue Silver

Song of the Imaginary Beings

New one inspired by our favourite band IAMX:


Mediaeval Faeves

I messed up with the first one and lost the last row of items. Bah!

I think we'll add to this everytime we get one!

Friday, 28 March 2008

Sing Blue Silver

Yep, got another one but I was signed into our wychcrafts shop at the time when I bagged it!


It's so sad when your treasury disappears. *sniff* I got a screen shot of the last one which I'll probably post up soon.

I am on a massive gig comedown. In the last few months I've seen 30 Seconds to Mars, Megadeth, Hanoi Rocks and this week IAMX. Gigs are definitely my drug of choice.
I'm hoping that The Horrors & Patrick Wolf tour soon, but I really need another fix of IAMX.
I can't even blog about how fabulous the show was, I can't put it into words.

I can add a picture though..which may give you some idea.

Lesley. xxx

Tuesday, 25 March 2008


I managed to bag a Treasury West spot this morning, what fun! Seriously I could have spent all day choosing gorgeous things!

Here's the link:

It has a forest theme (no shock there...)

Well, Paula and I will be dancing and squealing at Chris Corner of IAMX (ex Sneaker Pimps) tonight.

Note to self: Go easy on the glitter eyeliner and sequins.....


Thursday, 20 March 2008

Vintage Bags & Beads

Sooo frustrating! I went to an antiques market yesterday, but most of the stalls were packing up to go home the minute I arrived. Much to my amazement most of the stalls were full of BEADS! (This is my idea of heaven) I did a fine impression of a headless chicken whilst wanting to hover on stalls and root through the vintage jewellery, but also wanted to catch the other stalls before they closed. This resulted in me not being able to find much, but I did happen upon a beautiful vintage bag with lovely bead work, allegedly circa late 40's/50's, it needs a little bit of TLC, but in remarkable condition considering the age. (Unfortunately my other half commented that it was the sort of bag his Grandma would have)

I also grabbed a few stands of old glass beads for £1.00 each - barginous!. I can't wait to go again in May, I'll definitely be there much earlier next time

*sigh* So many gorgeous beads. Some of the vintage necklaces had pretty steep prices and my usual reaction to strings of beads is to dismantle them and make things for myself or for Wychbury, but these were too pretty to break up and I probably wouldn't wear some of them, but I just wanted to own the beads and look at them and maybe stroke them for a while... I need help I know...

Lesley xxx

Friday, 7 March 2008

New Cards & Felt Baby Shoe photos on Flickr

We've updated the Wychbury site with some new cards today, lots of Mad March Hares, Tree Moon cards and Ivy Leaves:


Also added felt baby shoe pictures to Flickr


Lazy day today, although I finally planted a load of seeds which are now sitting comfortably on my kitchen window ledge, cornflowers, marigolds, campanulas and sunflowers. Just hope the dreaded white fly doesn't attack as it has decimated my Basil.

Lesley xxx

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Foxgloves & Jacob's Ladder

I made a couple of necklaces last night which I'm quite pleased with. My sister had made some gorgeous large lampwork flowers which I've added the usual brass and copper to.

Got quite frustrated as my favourite pliers are not well. (see previous comment on the last post)

Anyway here are the herbal pretties, the Jacobs Ladder pendant inspired by Patrick Wolf:

Jacob the ladder is falling down
Heaven is out of reach for us now
golden gates the closing clouds
Jacob the ladder has fallen down

Patrick Wolf.

As the foxglove loves the fur of the bee
flushed and spotted, long-throated with longing,
I love you, honey, let me smear your face with pollen,
take fur inside me mouth and belly --
oh it's been too long, the sun has swung around and around
and all my dews are gone,
but bid me and I'll open sudden as a rock-spring,
I'll bloom like a wadi, only touch me and I'm milk and honey,
your rose of Sharon, your lily of the valley

Song of Solomon

Confound it all, I love it though!

After reading Black Lily Pie's post of yesterday http://blacklilypie.blogspot.com/ I got to wondering. Why do we do this to ourselves?

Working from home is one of the most difficult things I have ever attempted. I post on Esty forums with one hand, wash up with the other and hold the phone between ear and shoulder at the same time. I have toys on my work table and find my sewing machine bobbins in the toybox, there is printing ink on my carpet and paintbrushes on my draining board. I dash to the post office on the way to school and my laptop will no doubt pack up soon from either being next to the cooker or full of food, juice or crayons!

Seriously, I must love what I do mustn't I? Either that or I have a cog off somewhere!

Paula xxx

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Buzz Buzz Buzz, and it's just because....

Bargain found at B&Q today! A Bee Lodge for 50p! I was very pleased as you can imagine as they are usually £8.99. Unfortunately a bit has been knocked off the front and the barcode was wrong, which resulted in a ridiculously long wait at the till, but hey, something may nest in it.
Although knowing my luck it'll become a luxury high rise apartment for Earwigs...

I had a lovely real flower card with Ferns and Roses in from my Auntie Iris yesterday, which I can plant in the garden. So in return I've made her some Blue Iris earrings. I love the look of the blue and the copper together and I've just realised I've got two more of the blue lucite flowers left so I may make another pair and put them on Etsy.


Wednesday, 27 February 2008


I think we just had an earthquake at 1.00am here in the West Midlands!


Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Look what I got!

Well this is Wychbury's very first blog and I am posting first!

Well, I can't think of anything at all to say about me or my stuff today so I thought I'd take the opportunity to show off a purchase I made instead. This is one of Lesley's latest medieaval creations that I snapped up quick! It's Ruby and Zoisite in vintage brass with a pair of love birds above the stone. All the links on the chain are embossed, it's all brassy and vintage and lovely.

I traded this necklace with Lesley for two tickets to see Iamx in Birmingham - much better than the money!

There's another medieaval necklace that's nearly as pretty as mine in our Etsy shop right now, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9466277 , I nearly bought this one too!

Paula x